A new video produced by a researcher at Disability Cornwall looks at how life has changed for disabled people over the last century. Dr Theo Blackmore met a disabled woman in her eighties and her story inspired him to look at how things have improved. But he also discovered there are many hurdles yet to overcome.
'Remembering and reflecting, disability and community in Cornwall' had it's premiere in Hayle. It looks at the lives of young and old across a whole range of disabilities, but it was inspired by one woman.
Theo Blackmore wanted to know more about the lives of disabled people in the past, but the Cornwall records office had nothing in its archives.
Legislation now tries to ensure everyone has access to buildings, education, and jobs.
Everyone said attitudes to disability had changed enormously in recent years, but many felt their disability still defined them in the eyes of others.
The vast majority of disabled youngsters now stay in mainstream education, and don't accept limits.
Technology has also made a huge difference to the daily lives of many disabled people, but they still face many frustrations. And now there'll be some record of their lives in the early 21st century for future generations to study.
Watch John Andrews' report on this below: